Allied Health & Aging

Mental Health Australia appoints Carolyn Nikoloski as CEO

30 January, 2023

Mental health policy specialist Carolyn Nikoloski has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Mental Health Australia.

Delivering environmentally sustainable health care

27 January, 2023 by Amy Sarcevic

Australia's healthcare system has one of the largest environmental footprints of any industry, generating 43,000 tonnes of waste a year.

Qld clinic improves mental health support for ABI survivors

23 January, 2023

A psychiatry consultation has been added to existing treatment for childhood acquired brain injuries (ABI) in a pilot aimed at improving mental health.

Should we care what our patients eat?

20 January, 2023 by Dr Renae Thomas*

The ‘Global Burden of Disease’ study published in The Lancet revealed that 71.3% of deaths in 2015 were caused by dietary and lifestyle choices, an increase from 57.6% in 1990.

Multi-pronged probe clears Bundaberg Hospital of serious allegations

21 December, 2022

A two-part independent examination has found no evidence to support allegations that sedatives were being used inappropriately and had led to patient harm or death.

Pēpi-Pod program cuts Qld's infant mortality rate by 22%

29 November, 2022

University of the Sunshine Coast research aimed at preventing infant deaths associated with suffocation has been linked to a reduction in infant mortality rate.

Study aims to save lives with new sepsis testing

28 November, 2022

University of Queensland researchers are evaluating a novel sepsis diagnostic tool as an aid in differentiating sepsis from SIRS in paediatric patients.

Prince of Wales Hospital ASB construction completes

22 November, 2022

Major construction of the $782.8 million Acute Services Building (ASB) at Prince of Wales Hospital has completed.

Ramsay introduces youth mental health inpatient clinic

04 November, 2022

A specialist, private mental health inpatient service for adolescents from just 14 years of age is being offered by Ramsay Clinic New Farm in Queensland.

Reimagining healthcare experiences in the metaverse

31 October, 2022 by Melissa Witheriff, Regional Innovation Lead, Australia, Avanade

As the metaverse shifts from hype to reality, organisations and individuals are excited to experiment with these cutting-edge technologies.

We must act now to save lives, ABS data confirms

25 October, 2022

Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has revealed 3144 Australians died by suicide in 2021, compared to 3139 in 2020. Eight to nine people die by suicide every day.

Nutrition education on the menu for health professionals

21 October, 2022

All healthcare professionals should study a curriculum of nutrition education in order to help better support public health, a new paper has suggested.

New treatment guidelines for kidney disease in First Nations peoples

17 October, 2022

Compared with the non-indigenous population where kidney disease affects 1 in 10, First Nations Australians are nearly four times more likely to die with it.

Experts call for action to end mental health stigmatising

11 October, 2022

With radical action we can end stigma and discrimination against people with mental health conditions and their families globally, says The Lancet Commission.

Borderline personality disorder stigma undermines care

10 October, 2022

People with a diagnosis of BPD and their carers report experiencing discrimination when presenting to health services following self-harm or a suicide attempt.

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